Pakistan orders freezing of assets, impose travel ban on 'global terrorist' Masood Azhar
Islamabad : Complying with the orders passed at the UNSC, Pakistan has ordered freezing of assets and a travel ban on designated 'global terrorist' Masood Azhar.
The development comes two days after the UN Security Council tagged the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist, a move that was being blocked by China for over 10 years.
The US, the UK and France had moved the proposal to designate Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ in the UN Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee in February, just days after the deadly Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel. Azhar’s JeM had claimed the responsibility of the ghastly terror attack.
Issuing a notification, Pakistan’s foreign ministry, said, “The Federal Government is pleased to order that the Resolution 2368 (2017) be fully implemented against Azhar. The government directed officials to take actions “as appropriate for the implementation of sanctions against the JeM chief.”
India on Wednesday lauded United Nations' decision to declare Masood Azhar as global terrorist, claiming it a big diplomatic win for the nation.
Addressing a Lok Sabha Elections 2019 rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, PM Modi said, “It is a matter of satisfaction that a consensus has developed in the world on designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Der aye, durust aye (Better late than never).”